Edward Casey presented, "What's the Alternative? The Use and Abuse of Alternatives and Analyses," 8:45am-9:45am, during this workshop sponsored by Law Seminars International. This session covered the "Reasonable ranges" of alternatives, using project objectives to reject alternatives, and "off-site" alternatives.
This one-day workshop covered a broad range of current CEQA issues. In addition to Edward's panel, information was provided about SB 375 and sustainable communities strategies; navigating CEQA in creating public-private partnerships; a comprehensive update on new CEQA appellate case law; and using community benefits agreements to resolve seemingly intractable land use disagreements. Speakers and panels also discussed how recent case law is changing the ways cities analyze traffic impacts; how EIRs are addressing global climate change; new developments in CEQA remedies; and recent efforts at comprehensive CEQA reform and a discussion of whether reform is needed.
October 14, 2011
DoubleTree Guest Suites Santa Monica Hotel / Santa Monica, CA